Upgraded Security Precautions Tuesday Morning

The Tacoma School of the Arts (SOTA), which holds some classes in a building on the UW Tacoma campus, will be on modified lock-down Tuesday morning as a safety precaution. Tacoma Public Schools and UW Tacoma take all threats seriously. You may see an additional presence of Tacoma Police on or near campus as they will increase patrols around all SOTA locations.

A threat of violence against SOTA was found in a restroom at the school’s Ninth & Broadway location. The threat indicated the violence would occur on Tuesday morning. SOTA will operate on modified lockdown at all their locations across downtown Tacoma, including at their building on the corner of Pacific Ave. and S. 21st St. This means exterior doors will be locked while classes operate as usual inside their buildings.

If you see unusual or suspicious activity, call 911. If you have questions about this situation, contact UW Tacoma Campus Safety, (253) 692-4416.